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Rev. Kylie Renner

“When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth” This is a quote attributed to an anonymous child teaching us a great truth about love in action. This kind of love moves from some intellectual understanding to a way of being in the world that makes us a stand for kindness, justice, safety, and more. As we move into our Prosperous Life campaign for this year we have been using a portion of our mission statement that reads “we are a community of creative intent and action,” to take us deeper into putting the spiritual principles that we have been knowing into action in real visible ways and we are making a tremendous impact on the community we live in. We are being an example of what is possible in a world that really works for everyone.

We will continue to do the inner work together that makes us powerful agents of love and change on the planet.

All the love that has come before has prepared us to be present now, and our community is a vital and important nexus for the transformation that is happening locally and globally. We are grateful for your continued support as we put our love into action in even more beautiful and powerful ways.

Join us on Sunday as we dive deeper into putting the love that we are into action.

With Great Love,
Rev. Kylie Renner
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Rev. Andrew Groves

I’ve always found the lyrics to Crosby Stills Nash’s classic “Love the One You’re With” to be kinda slimy, certainly opportunistic — “If you can’t be with the one you love, honey, love the one you’re with.” I mean, it’s a great song, but come on.

But as I’ve gotten stuck on it over the past week or so, it’s started to sing differently in my head. There’s a good message in here, I think, about the power of loving exactly who, what, and where you are. Instead of the romantic longing for whatever is not, yearning for something distant or impossible, love what is. The One you’re with is always where loving has to start — especially as we realize that the One we’re with is always ourselves.

“Self-love is the source of all other loves.” - Pierre Corneille

I can’t wait to see you this Saturday. Service at 6:00 with the phenomenal Karl Richardson. Wine & snacks at 5:30. XOX, Rev. Drew

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Rev. Masando Hiraoka

Mid-week reconnection every Wednesday with Rev. Masando Hiraoka. Service at 6:30. Social at 5:30.

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Rev. Kylie Renner

It isn’t just my house that is under construction; it is my entire life. And through the sawdust, sweat, and hard work it is clear that things are transforming, but there isn’t always a clear cut way forward and sometimes it appears that chaos reigns, and more things are falling apart than are coming together. After fires, earthquakes, and hurricanes, this kind of chaos is also so apparent in the world around me. So how do we move forward while everything is under construction? Anne Lamott tells the story of Carolyn Myss, an expert on healing, who sat next to a man on a train when everything about her journey was going absolutely wrong – missed connections, flights cancelled, trouble with hotels and the like. She whined about all her problems to the man and he told her that he worked for the Dalai Lama. He told her, “they believe when a lot of things start going wrong all at once, it is to protect something big and lovely that is trying to get itself born – and that ‘this something’ needs for you to be distracted so that it can be born as perfectly as possible.”

So, we get to be distracted, and remember that something big and lovely is being constructed, and we get to remind each other of this. Join us on Sunday to remember and remind each other.

With Great Love,
Rev. Kylie Renner

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Anonymous

A pause is “a temporary stop in action or speech.” Sometimes, as we are caught up in railing against the state of the world or in our own endless things to do, a pause is just the thing for connecting to the deep beauty of life that is unfolding right here, right now.

I can’t wait to see you Saturday at 6:00, with music by Sid Fendley. Join us at 5:30 for wine & snacks.

- Jane Midgley, Ministerial Intern

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Rev. Masando Hiraoka

There is an underlying anxiety that I experience—that I sense many of us experience—that seems to come from this feeling that what we’re doing isn’t enough, the life we’re living isn’t enough, that ultimately who we are simply is not enough. And while we are undoubtedly living in a time that is inspiring and calling us to action, I’m finding that in order for us to make a real impact in the world, we must remember our wholeness and the wholeness of others in all that we do. Abiding in that ever-living presence of the One actually empowers us, grounds us, gives us the energy we need to meet life, to meet the world and all of its challenges with grace, with peace, and with real love.

Looking forward to seeing you all Wednesday Night! Service starts at 6:30, Happy Hour starts at 6.

All the Best,
Masando

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Rev. Andrew Groves

Rev. Kylie Renner

How do we create a legacy of love? We test everything against love! We bravely ask “is this what love would say, do, think?” If yes, then full steam ahead. If not, we bravely choose a different word, act or thought.

Join us as we celebrate the power we have to create more love on this planet. Also, we will be honoring the loving service of our Practitioners and recognizing our newest minister Rev. Amani Malaika.

With Great Love, 
Rev. Kylie Renner

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Rev. Andrew Groves

Most people I know are pretty much constantly in the midst of an inquiry about their life’s purpose — what’s my purpose? what am I doing here? am I doing it right? how do I know if I’m track?
And usually it seems like this conversation is driven by a process of getting really clear about who we are and what’s ours to do, and then plugging ourselves into the unique specialization that we and only we can provide to the life of the planet.

But I think maybe living with purpose is much simpler than that. Maybe clarity isn’t about narrowing our focus down to the one particular socket into which we need to plug ourselves, but rather opening up to the idea that everything can be a “socket.” Maybe specialization is about expanding into the groove of Everything, including all life’s complexity and contradiction and paradox. Every encounter, every situation, every blessed thing is an access point to the Infinite, our plug-in to Purpose and Source and the Infinite Radiant Light that is the truth of all being.

I can’t wait to see you Saturday at 6:00 for our service of song and celebration, with Patty Stephens & Sid Fendley. Join us at 5:30 for wine, snacks, and community.
XO, Rev. Drew

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Rev. Masando Hiraoka

Reconnection and deepening every week with Rev. Masando Hiraoka. Service at 6:30, social at 6:00 pm.

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